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71% of Canadian workers say rising cost of living is increasing faster than their income: survey

Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of Canadian workers say their rising cost of living is increasing faster than their income, according to a survey by…

York U academic workers go on strike, citing lack of support amid rising cost of living

Nearly 3,000 academic workers at York University are on strike after their union said the university didn’t meet their demand to “address the affordability crisis.”…

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UPP keeping plan members engaged, informed with new web portal

The University Pension Plan is launching a new web portal to prioritize plan member engagement throughout the year. “Transparency is an important value to our…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System has contributed to the province’s gross domestic product was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this…

  • By: Staff
  • February 23, 2024 February 22, 2024
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Survey finds U.S. employees increasingly interested in retirement, savings programs

The vast majority (89 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’d be more likely to continue working for an employer that offered a retirement plan,…

  • By: Staff
  • February 21, 2024 February 21, 2024
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Black, Hispanic American workers’ contributions to employer-sponsored retirement plans 40% lower than white workers’: study

The average rate of contribution by U.S. Black and Hispanic workers to employer-sponsored retirement plans is roughly 40 per cent lower than that of white…

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  • February 21, 2024 February 20, 2024
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Manulife enhances family benefits for Canadian employees

How family-building benefits can support employee well-being, retention

Family-building benefits can go a long way in supporting employers’ attraction and retention efforts, says David Krieger, regional vice-president of benefits consulting at BFL Canada.…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • February 21, 2024 February 20, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the Canada Revenue Agency’s guidance for how employers must determine the province of employment for remote workers was the most-read story on…

  • By: Staff
  • February 16, 2024 February 15, 2024
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FSRA’s Pension Awareness Day helping engage, educate employees on benefits of workplace pension plans

For its second annual Pension Awareness Day on Feb. 15, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is holding information sessions for its employees to…

63% of U.S. employers with paid-time-off banks say most employees don’t take vacation due to workload: survey

While more than a third (38 per cent) of U.S. employers are offering employees a paid-time-off bank, up slightly from in 2017 (34 per cent),…

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Survey finds 75% of Canadian workers feeling stressed due to aggressive performance goals

Nearly three-quarters (70 per cent) of global employees say they feel increasingly stressed as their employer has set more aggressive performance goals, with the percentage…

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  • February 12, 2024 February 9, 2024
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Just 35% of working Canadians aged 50+ can afford to retire when they want: survey

Slightly more than a third (35 per cent) of working Canadians aged 50 and older say they can afford to retire when they want, according…

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  • February 9, 2024 February 8, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pensions and investment stories of the week

An article on the Ontario Court of Appeal’s affirmation of a $1.5 million punitive damages award was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the…

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  • February 9, 2024 February 8, 2024
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Editorial: The more things change

Well hello there! We may have met during one of Benefits Canada’s and the Canadian Investment Review’s many events throughout the year, but if we…

How 5 employers are broadening the scope of mental-health support

Nearly four years after a global health crisis sparked an enduring spotlight on Canadians’ mental health, employees are increasingly making use of their workplace benefits…

Comparing workplace mental-health supports around the world

Although mental health is approached differently in workplaces around the globe, most multinational employers want to ensure a continuity of care and maintain a similar…

What are the issues for savings when mental health becomes a burden in retirement?

Since decreased cognition can impact retirees’ ability to make sound decisions, the Canadian Union of Public Employees urges its members to discuss financial matters with…

How remote working is impacting employee mental health

As the mental-health concerns of employees in remote working arrangements continue to evolve, Thomson Reuters Corp. is taking a flexible approach to supporting these workers.…

Q&A with KPMG in Canada’s Denis Trottier

The organization’s chief mental-health officer discusses sharing lived experiences, a new employee and family assistance program and maintaining his own mountain biking trail. Q: What…

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Webinar coverage: Exploring the role of pharmacists in diagnosing, managing diabetes

Amid an increase in diabetes diagnoses among Canadians, pharmacists can play a greater role in employers’ and private payers’ chronic disease prevention and management strategies…

Competition minister raises concerns over Manulife, Loblaw pharmacy deal

The federal minister in charge of promoting competition says he’s concerned about a deal between Manulife Financial Corp. and Loblaw Cos. Ltd. that restricts patients…

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Half of Canadian BIPOC employees feel uncomfortable or unwelcome at work: survey

Roughly half of Black, Indigenous and people of colour employees in Canada report feeling uncomfortable or unwelcome in the workplace, especially those aged 30 to…

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  • February 1, 2024 February 14, 2024
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Baby boomers are the happiest employees in the workplace: survey

For the 13th consecutive month, baby boomers are the happiest generation in the workplace, reporting an average happiness level of 7.1 on a scale of…

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  • January 31, 2024 January 31, 2024
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How employers can support remote workers in regions affected by conflict, natural disasters

The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to the ‘work-from-anywhere’ trend, but what happens when remote employees are working from regions suddenly affected by natural disasters…